Gen. Ke Kimyan sacked as the RCAF commander-in-chief
Reaksmei Kampuchea newspaper
Gen. Ke Kimyan has been sacked from his position as the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces under a royal decree signed by King Sihamoni on the 22nd of January 2009, and Gen. Pol Saroeun has been appointed in his place.
Gen. Ku Kim was promoted to Deputy Commander-in-Chief and a Joint Chief of General Staff. Gen. Meas Sophea has been promoted to Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Commander of the Army (Ground Forces). Gen. Mol Roeub, Gen. Chea Dara, Gen. Hing Bunheang and Gen. Sao Sokha has been promoted to Deputy commander-in-Chief of the RCAF on top of their current positions. Admiral Ung Samkhan has been moved from the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy to become the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the RCAF.
The royal decree to remove Gen. Ke Kimyan and to appoint Gen. Pol Saroeun was signed by King Sihamoni under the advice of Prime Minister Hun Sen.